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8.5" x 11" Poster guidelines

Example without our image assets

Where there's no bleed available, such as on a letter-sized poster printed in-office, the Colour Bars shouldn’t be used.

The distinctive margin is scaled down to 0.75" for letter size or smaller pieces.

  • Limit text to small, digestible chunks of information—daunting amounts of type are less likely to be read.
  • Don’t use drop shadows, gradients or other effects on text or design elements.
  • Restrain information hierarchy to three to four levels to maintain clean typography and orderly layouts.
  • Don’t reduce the width of the margins below 0.75".
  • Don’t use Colour Bars where full bleed isn’t possible.

8.5x11 Poster example 1

8.5x11 Poster example 2


One-pager example

This template makes use of the big-number callout style to demonstrate a large number of facts.

  • Don’t use drop shadows, gradients or other effects on text or design elements.
  • Restrain information hierarchy to three to four levels to maintain clean typography and orderly layouts.
  • Don’t reduce the width of the margins below 0.75”.
  • Don’t use Colour Bars where full bleed isn’t possible.

8.5x11 Poster example 3

8.5x11 Poster example 4